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(Hybrid) The New French Wine with Jon Bonné and Lindsey Tramuta

Wed 18 October 2023 @ 19 h 30 - 20 h 30


Two experts discuss the traditions of French winemaking and contemporary revolutions in the industry. What are we to make of the new French wine?

Over the past 20 years, Jon Bonné has become one of the most influential and widely-read American voices on wine and food. Now, after eight years of research, eight hundred producers, and seven thousand different wines, Bonné’s The New French Wine is a comprehensive, thorough, and evocative exploration of the global center of wine production. As France faces social upheaval and economic transformation, the wine industry is constantly subject to transformation, from identity crisis across traditional appellations to the natural wine revolution. Contemporary French wine, like contemporary French culture, both remains in dialogue with history and constantly breaks with it. With expertise and skill, Bonné traces these cultural shifts, their political and economic causes, and their consequences in the world of wine. 

Learn more:

In the New York Times, wine critic Eric Asimov praises Bonné for his use of “wine as a vehicle for cultural history.” Read the full review

Jon Bonné appeared on David Lebovitz’ podcast to discuss the wine of the 21st century. Listen here

Jon is a seasoned writer on wine and culture. He has also written on ‘wine rules,’ from rosé year-round to food pairings, and how to break them. Learn more here

About the speakers

Jon Bonné is the author of The New California Wine, which was honored as the Roederer International Wine Book of the Year, and The New Wine Rules, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and is currently also published in several international editions. His latest book, The New French Wine, was released in March 2023.  He is Managing Editor of RESY, coordinating its editorial coverage, with staff, editors, and contributors in more than 20 cities worldwide.His overall journalism career spans three decades, including pioneering work in digital journalism, beginning in 1996, for such organizations as NBC News, Court TV and News Corporation.

Lindsey Tramuta is Paris-based journalist and author. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, Bloomberg, and many others. She has published two books: The New Paris: the People, Places, and Ideas Fueling a Movement (2017) and The New Parisienne: the Women and Ideas Shaping Paris (2020) and has hosted the popular The New Paris Podcast since 2017. Her work is focused on breaking down stereotypes, documenting the evolution of Paris, and introducing readers to the people and ideas shaping the capital’s future.

Important information: The discussion will be available both online and in person. While the conversation will happen in person (Bonné and Tramuta will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.

Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used by the American Library in Paris for marketing, promotional, pedagogical, or other purposes.

Copies of The New French Wine will be available for purchase at the Library in the week leading up to this event and while the event takes place, generously provided by Smith&Son. All sales support this local independent bookstore.

Attendees will have the opportunity to have their copy signed following the conversation.

Evenings with an Author are free and open to the public (with a 10€ suggested donation)
thanks to the generous support of Gregory Annenberg Weingarten of GRoW @ Annenberg.


Wed 18 October 2023
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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(Hybrid) The New French Wine with Jon Bonné and Lindsey Tramuta
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